early childhood education

Columnists
Oct 21, 2016

What are Canadian values anyway?

Values are slight and transient. You can't really pursue them. They're more like happiness or love: they tend to be by-products or end results of other experiences.
Blog
Dec 16, 2015
Photo: Cramo Group/flickr

And for my next trick... The child-care juggling act

Erika Shaker
We know what's required to meet the changing needs of today's families, and how out of reach child care is for too many families. Erika Shaker recounts her own experiences -- in theory and practice.
Blog
Dec 8, 2015
Photo: Prime Minister of Canada/flickr

Nannygate: Time for a grown-up conversation

Davis Carr
The question of whether the cost of the prime minister's nannies should come out of the public purse is central to this discussion. In fact, it's the only important discussion we should be having.
Blog
May 14, 2015
Photo: Jason Pier in DC/flickr

Springing to action on child care across Canada

Dominique Arbez
On Wednesday May 13, child-care advocates from across Canada joined together to call for a universally accessible, quality and comprehensive child-care system.
Photos
Nov 18, 2014
Photo: sciencesque/flickr

Hundreds gather to demand universal childcare system

Susan Prentice
Molly McCracken
As Canada looks towards its future, we all need to reflect on where our priorities are so that future generations of parents do not struggle to find and pay for childcare and education.
Photos
Nov 13, 2014
Photo: flickr/David Robert Bliwas

Putting child care back on the public agenda

Retiree Matters
Shauna Vert
All across Canada, parents are struggling to find safe, affordable, quality child care in which their children can thrive. That's where ChildCare2020 comes in.
Blog
Sep 28, 2014

Stop the war on play

Holly Adams
Argh! It's that time of year when rigidity in education and playtime is trotted out as a Great Idea, and holly goes nuts over it.
Blog
Feb 14, 2014

Childcare community asks: What have we done to deserve this?!

Carolyn Ferns
Sinead Rafferty
Allyson Cullen
We’re Advocates for Progressive Childcare Policy (APCP) and we organized a public forum last night to discuss Ontario’s childcare regulations. Boring, right? Turns out, not so much.
Blog
Oct 2, 2013
Photo: Frederic Poirot/flickr

Manitoba needs a public child-care system

Susan Prentice
In a public system, child-care facilities would receive direct funding, meaning parent fees would stop being the primary source of income. This would make care affordable to everyone.
News
Feb 29, 2012
Photo: Fiona L Cooper/Flickr

A level playing field: The commodification of play

Kelly Bronson
Given a lack of political and social commitment to creating adequate accessible spaces for kids of all kinds, we are contributing to the reproduction of social inequality.
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